Assistant Professor in astronomy

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Stockholms universitet
Department of Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University is seeking an ambitious, highly qualified astronomer/astrophysicist for a Junior Lecturer / Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in astronomy. Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field and preference is given to those who were awarded their doctoral degree no more than seven years prior to the application deadline, excluding time for parental leave and military service. We anticipate a starting date during 2019.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and carry out an independent research program within or closely related to the research areas in which the department is currently active. These are solar physics, star and planet formation, supernovae, galaxies, and computational astrophysics, which includes merging compact objects and cosmic reionization. The new assistant professor is also expected to contribute to the successful bachelor and master programmes in astronomy and the supervision of PhD students.

Our department has access to current and emerging state-of-the-art facilities, including national and European supercomputing facilities (in addition to local clusters), all ESO facilities in Chile (including the VLT(I), ALMA and eventually the E-ELT), the Zwicky Transient Facility, LOFAR, the Swedish Solar Telescope, NOT, ESA facilities such as JWST, and the department has also signed an MOA with LSST. Researchers at the department profit from close cooperation with the physics departments of Stockholm University and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology through the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics.

An assistant professor is employed for a maximum of four years. The contract may be extended to a maximum of six years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave. He/she may apply to be promoted to a permanent position as associate professor at the latest nine months before the end of the employment as assistant professor.  This application will be evaluated according to the specific criteria established by the Faculty of Science.

Stockholm University is an equal opportunity employer. The department in particular welcomes female applicants.

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

Social benefits are granted according to the Swedish national system, including generous parental leave conditions and subsidized childcare.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2018 Mar 29
Application Deadline
2018 May 15
Reference Code
SU FV-0843-18


Peter Lundqvist